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Philosophers like Fortune-tellers thrive,
Philosophers like Fortune-tellers thrive, / Those by false notions, these false flateries live, / And those as oft true vertue do mistake, / As these false auguries, and predictions make.
[Etched by Thomas Dudley after Francis Barlow.]
[London, 1687.]
Etching. Sheet 250 x 170mm (9¾ x 6¾"). Trimmed within plate on three sides, paper toned.
Aesop being beaten by Xanthus for saying he had seen two crows, when only one was in sight. One of thirty-two illustrations to the 2nd edition of 1687 of Barlow's Aesop, showing scenes from his life. Aesop began life as a slave in Samos, owned by Xanthus.
[Ref: 40312]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Aesop welcomed on his return to Samos]
[Aesop welcomed on his return to Samos] When Eloquence the stuborne powers assailes, / It oft beyond dull brutall force prevailes [...]
[Thomas Dudley after Francis Barlow, 1678/9]
Etching, platemark approx. 240 x 165mm (9½ x 6½").
One of thirty-two illustrations to the second (1687) edition of Francis Barlow's Aesop, showing scenes from the life of the Greek storyteller. All of the plates were designed by Barlow but only five were etched by him. The rest, including this one, were etched by Thomas Dudley (1678-9, fl.). Little is known of Dudley- he signed himself as a student of Wenceslaus Hollar in one print and while he etched some portraits, his prints after Barlow are his most important work. In 1679 he went to Lisbon, where he is known to have made further prints, and he is not supposed to have returned to England thereafter.
[Ref: 47305]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[Part of frontispiece to 'Secrets of Art and Nature']
[Part of frontispiece to 'Secrets of Art and Nature']
[Ric. Gaywood Sculp]
[1660]
Etching, 65 x 160mm. 2½ x 6¼". Trimmed and glued to backing sheet.
Top part of the frontispiece to 'Secrets of Art and Nature, being the Summe and Substance of Naturall Philosophy ... First designed by John Wecker ... and now much Augmented and Inlarged by Dr R. Read' (London, Simon Miller, 1660). Shows portraits of Saint Alberto Magnus and Alexis of Piedmont, author of 'The secretes of the Reuerende Maister Alexis of Piedmont containing excellent remedies against diuers diseases, woundes, and other accidentes, with the maner to make distillations, parfumes [...]' (1592).
BM 1884,1213.36 (full frontispiece)
[Ref: 15827]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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[Royal Coat of Arms]
[Royal Coat of Arms] Carolo Dei Gratia Fidei Defensori Anno Restaurato DDD CLVIIIII
R. Gaywood fecit [1660]
Etching, sheet 255 x 180mm (10 x 7"). Text and tomb of Charles I verso.
Illustration from 'The Sphere of Gentry' (1661) by the herald-painter Sylvanus Morgan. Although not credited here, the painter and etcher Francis Barlow (d.1704) is known to have worked on designs for the book's illustrations. British Museum cataloguing states that Barlow's hand is visible in the rendering of the lion and unicorn in this print.
[Ref: 42828]   £230.00  
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[Hens attacked by an eagle.]
[Hens attacked by an eagle.]
Fra; Barlow delin. Fra: Place fecit.
P.Tempest Excud. [n.d., engraved c.1680 but 18th century impression.]
Etching. 140 x 185mm (5½ x 7¼"), 18th century watermark very large margins. Paper lightly toned.
An eagle swooping down into a farmyard. The print was orginally published in Francis Barlow's ''Multae et diversae avium species variis formis et pernaturalibus figuris per Fra. Barlow Anglum''. This later state has the pagination '5.c.' bottom left.
BM 1835,0711.2.
[Ref: 44091]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[A farmyard with chickens and pig.]
[A farmyard with chickens and pig.]
Fra: Barlow delin. Fra: Place fecit.
P.Tempest Excud. [n.d., engraved c.1680 but 18th century impression.]
Etching. 135 x 180mm (5¼ x 7"), very large margins. Paper lightly toned.
A cockeral, hens & chickens, a pig's head poking out from a sty. The print was orginally published in Francis Barlow's ''Multae et diversae avium species variis formis et pernaturalibus figuris per Fra. Barlow Anglum''. This later state has the pagination '4.c.' bottom left.
[Ref: 44166]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[A farmyard with hen and chicks.]
[A farmyard with hen and chicks.]
Fra: Barlow delin.
P.Tempest Excud. [n.d., engraved c.1680 but 18th century impression.]
Etching. 135 x 180mm (5¼ x 7"), very large margins. Paper lightly toned.
This print was orginally published in Francis Barlow's ''Multae et diversae avium species variis formis et pernaturalibus figuris per Fra. Barlow Anglum''. This later state has the pagination '3.c.' bottom left.
[Ref: 44167]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England, Scotland, France and Ireland,
Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, and the Territories Thereunto Belonging.
Engrav'd by Cha.s Turner, from the celebrated print by W. Faithorne.
London: Published by S. Woodburn, 112, St Martin's Lane [n.d, 1816.]
Mezzotint. 390 x 265mm (15¼ x 10½") very large margins. Staining at top.
A full-length portrait of Oliver Cromwell after Francis Barlow, in armour, surrounded by allegorical detail. The title of William Faithorne's original engraving, published in 1658, is within the image: 'The Embleme of Englands Distractions As also of her attained, and further expected Freedome & Happiness'. Published in 'Fifteen Splendid Portraits of Royal Personages'.
Ex. collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 40267]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Dogs and cats in a yard.]
[Dogs and cats in a yard.]
[Richard Gaywood.]
[British, n.d., c.1680.]
Etching, 140 x 210mm. 5½ x 8¼".
A greyhound and spaniel looking up at two squirrels in a tree upper right; two cats lower right, a mastiff chained to a thatched building at left, and a forth dog sitting at centre of composition. From a series of plates showing groups of animals, numbered '10' lower right. The composition derives from Francis Barlow's drawing of three dogs and two cats, which was etched in reverse by Gaywood for 'Variae quadrupedum species'. Gaywood modified this design, including another dog at bottom centre and another cat at lower right, and has removed one of the original cats and added the tree with squirrels in the background. This appears to be a reissue of his plate, with the number and a 'Y' added (upper right).
[Ref: 19465]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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[An eagle flying holding a chick in its talons.]
[An eagle flying holding a chick in its talons.]
Fra; Barlow delin. Fra: Place fecit.
P.Tempest Excud. [n.d., engraved c.1680 but 18th century impression.]
Etching. 140 x 185mm (5½ x 7¼"), 18th century watermark. Paper lightly toned, small margins trimmed.
An eagle fyling over buildings, taking a bite from the captured chick. The print was orginally published in Francis Barlow's ''Multae et diversae avium species variis formis et pernaturalibus figuris per Fra. Barlow Anglum''. This later state has the pagination '10.c.' bottom left.
BM 1850,0223.865.
[Ref: 44092]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Animals of Various Species Accurately Drawn by Francis Barlow.
Animals of Various Species Accurately Drawn by Francis Barlow.
[Etched by Jan Griffier?]
[London: Pierce Tempest?, n.d., engraved c.1680 but 18th century impression.]
Etching. 140 x 185mm (5½ x 7¼"), 18th century watermark, very large margins. Paper lightly toned.
The titlepage to Barlow's 'Variae Quadrupedum Species', here re-engraved with an English title. It shows a fox running from a farmyard with a goose in its jaws.
BM 1935,0522.2.191.a.
[Ref: 44090]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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View on the River Wye near Bakewell in Derbyshire.
View on the River Wye near Bakewell in Derbyshire.
Granger sculp.t
[n.d. c.1780.]
Engraving. 228 x 323mm. 9 x 12¾". Trimmed to the plate along upper edge and sides. Small hole on right by tree.
A view on the River Wye, for Barlow's "General History of Europe". A fishing scene.
[Ref: 18893]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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[James Scott, duke of Monmouth]
[James Scott, duke of Monmouth] Illustrissimus et Potentissimus Princeps Jacobus Dux de Monmouth & Bucclugh [...]
FB
Sold by S. Lye at the Oval Frame against the South Sea House in Bishop gate Street [c.1680].
Etching, sheet 340 x 260mm (13¼ x 10¼"). Trimmed; glued to backing sheet at edges.
James Scott, duke of Monmouth and first duke of Buccleuch (1649-1685), politician, on horseback. Monmouth was the eldest illegitimate son of Charles II and his mistress, Lucy Walter. He was executed in 1685 after making an unsuccessful attempt to depose his uncle, King James II (the 'Monmouth Rebellion'). Etched by Francis Barlow (d.1704), painter and etcher who designed sets of natural history plates, and also made propaganda prints supporting the Whig cause during the Popish Plot (an alleged Catholic conspiracy to assassinate Charles II) of 1679.
[Ref: 43029]   £360.00  
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[Spaniel with game birds.]
[Spaniel with game birds.]
F.Barlow delin.
J. Smith excud. [n.d., c.1690.]
Mezzotint, fine. 145 x 200mm (5¾ x 8"). Thread margins.
A hunting dog, seated on a bank watching a bouquet of pheasants feeding in front of it; in the background a man on a horse being led by a groom and a distant landscape beyond a gate.
CLB: state ii of iii. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 44164]   £420.00  
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